Aashi Vel

Co-founder and Co-CEO of Traveling Spoon


Aashi Vel

Aashi Vel is the co-founder and co-CEO of Traveling Spoon, a company that is changing the future of travel by creating meaningful travel experiences. Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes, in people's homes around the world. The company has been featured on Business Insider, TIME magazine and Forbes as the future of culinary tourism. Most importantly, the company has meaningful impact, not only on travelers but also on their hosts that are enabled to become micro-entrepreneurs, earning an income doing what they love. An industrial designer and patent holder with a deep passion for problem-solving, Aashi has designed several award-winning products. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and received her MBA from UC Berkeley.

HaasX: Ideas Worth Sharing

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